Friday, October 19, 2012

5k: Panzer IV Tank Project; 1:2 Scale

Most 'Some Assembly Required' and 'Zombie-Proof' badged vehicles on the Daily Turismo are horrific things that no-one in his right mind would bid on - and today's featured vehicle is awesome and would be welcome in our garage.  This home-built Panzer IV Tank project is for sale on ebay in Paragould, AR currently bidding at $1,275 reserve-not-met with 4 days to go.

 The day-to-day problem with owning and storing a real Panzer tank is the size; but this intrepid tank builder solved that by building a 1:2 scale Panzer tank.  Sure, you can't fit a crew of 4 into this tank - but when the zombie apocalypse comes you aren't going to want 3 other half-turned losers trying to steal your water supply - it'll just be you and some ammo against hordes of undead. 

This Panzer sits atop a 1957 Case Terra-Loader chassis and is powered by a Chevy 305 engine and GM turbohydramatic slushbox.  As previously mentioned we feel the 305 is a mistake when 350's are so cheap - but someone probably paid the builder to take the 305 off his hands and its driving an 8,000 lb tank, so it doesn't matter.

The barrel caliber looks a bit small to us - so we'd need to swap that out for something that packs a bigger punch and mount a co-axial machine gun for additional terrorizing capabilities.  It is also important to armor plate the sides in a sloped manner so that explosives and projectiles can't wedge in between the body and turret in a combat situation.  Bottom line: if this were closer - it'd already be at DT headquarters.

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  1. ~ the 305 will give better mileage. all it needs is a plow blade.

  2. Who needs to Bring A Trailer, when you can Buy A Tank!

  3. Could you imagine driving it down Las Vegas Blvd aka the Las Vegas strip.


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